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For centuries the Maremma has been a perfectly suitable area for the production of wine. Traces of this ancient process go back to the Etruscan age. The area is full of wineries and “wine co-operatives” selling high-quality, guaranteed and certified products. The wine tasting take place at the wineries and are usually combined with meats, cheeses and bread; A tour through ...
... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
... Siena and each compete for the banner (..not money..) in the horse race. Each district has it's own colors and symbols (along with it's own church and much more!) that are represented in each race.
AQUILA (Eagle) a double-headed eagle with imperial symbols. Yellow with black and blue bands.
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... for later. It was a good day. All that was left to do was to figure out how we were going to travel to Rome and Paris with take-away bottles in our already-full luggage.
The sun was setting on our visit to Montepulciano and though we had not been able to connect with the Mate winery, we were very satisfied with our once in a lifetime experiences and memories to cherish forever.